Property Taxes and Tax Rate
The municipal services you enjoy (snow removal, sports and recreation, water treatment, garbage, compost and recycling pickup, etc.) are largely financed by property tax revenues. It is through this tax that owners share the cost of municipal services. It is calculated in proportion to the real value of each property, which is listed in the assessment roll.
As allowed by the Act Respecting Municipal Taxation, the tax bill is based on a varied rate taxation regime that sets a different tax rate for each category of property (“immovable”):
- Fewer than 6 dwellings (residual category)
- 6 or more dwellings
- Non-residential (primarily commercial)
- Serviced vacant land
Property taxes finance services that are not subject to a tax or specific tariff. All property taxes are calculated on the basis of the value of the property (building and land); the stated rate is per $100 of assessment.
Residual (residential 1 to 5 dwellings) 6 or more dwellings Non-residential (commercial) Industrial Serviced vacant land Agricultural Rate per $100 of assessment 0,7762 1,0346 2,0120 1,8680 1,5524 0,7762
Since 2021, the City used the provisions of the Loi sur la Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) and th Loi sur L’Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) to detail its tax rates in order to make them more transparent to citizens. As a result, tax rates are now broken down into three parts.
0.7197 0.0467 0.0098 0.9592 0.0623 0.0131 1.4394 0.0934 0.0196 1.7320 0.1124 0.0236 1.8655 0.1211 0.0254 0.7197 0.0467 0.0098 Fixed rates
(per dwelling unit)
Residual (residential, 1 to 5 dwellings) 6 or more dwellings Non-residential (commercial)* Industrial Serviced vacant land Agricultural Garbage collection $100 n/a $93 or n/a n/a n/a $93 Bulky items n/a $12 n/a n/a n/a n/a Recycling $84 $84 $80 or n/a n/a n/a $80 Composting $67 $64 $64 or n/a n/a n/a $64 Régie Beau-Château $99 $99 $87 or n/a n/a n/a $87 Drinking water $303 $303 $253 or n/a n/a n/a $253 Water treatment $350 $350 $322 or n/a n/a n/a $322 Pool $35 $35 $35 or n/a n/a n/a $35
* Rate based on the percentage of the building’s non-residential use.
Local or sectoral distribution taxes are used to repay loans contracted by the municipality to pay for new municipal infrastructures such as sewers, waterworks, paving and street lighting.
The amount of sectoral tax presented on the municipal tax bill is the sum of all loans that affect your property. It is important to bear in mind that sectoral taxes within the city vary, since the new infrastructures were not all built at the same time.
Régie Beau-Château Tariff
The tax bill for 2020 includes a special $87 tax for the Régie Beau-Château, which operates the Sportplex (located at 195 Boulevard Brisebois in Châteauguay) and the Outdoor aquatic complex (located in Beauharnois).
Since January 1, 2015, a tariff of $35 per pool has been imposed on all pool owners to cover part of the cost of the drinking water supply. This amount is payable with no pro rata for the number of days in the year.